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An employee’s financial wellbeing cannot be underestimated

During the current cost-of-living crisis employers are being urged to not lose sight of the wellbeing of their workforce. Indeed, the importance of an employee’s financial wellbeing cannot be underestimated. Here at Lifetime we know just how vital it is, and we have the statistics and benchmarking to prove it. For example: 89.15% of employees […]

Being fully aware of the debt you have – and how you are dealing with it – is so important

Debt can happen to anyone. It is how we deal with it that can have a major impact on our lives. Owing money can be stressful. It can make us anxious and affect our mental wellbeing, as well as our financial wellbeing. This year’s Debt Awareness Week runs from Monday, March 20th to Saturday, March […]

The Spring Budget – what does it mean for you and your finances?

Getting people into work, and keeping them there for longer, were central themes in the 2023 Spring Budget delivered by Chancellor of the Exchequer Jeremy Hunt to his fellow MPs in the House of Commons on Wednesday (March 15th). The cost of living also remained high on Mr Hunt’s agenda, with households continuing to feel […]

Colour coordinated Lifetime ladies celebrate International Women’s Day 2023!

A colour coordinated group of Lifetime ladies got together to hold a lunchtime quiz, as they celebrated International Women’s Day 2023. The quiz was won by delighted Client Administration Manager Sheila Lynch. The Lifetime ladies were joined by supportive male colleagues to mark a notable day in the calendar. International Women’s Day is a global […]

Just what is financial wellbeing?

What is financial wellbeing? Well, according to Google, ‘it is about making the most of your money from day to day, dealing with the unexpected, and being on track for a healthy financial future. In short: being financially resilient, confident and empowered.’ But like anything of this nature, there can be many interpretations of financial […]

Lifetime webinar on those ‘tough conversations’

We have a new webinar on the way! We have teamed up with Mark Edmondson and Jo “Happiness” Howarth (she/her, anti-racist) to discuss how workplaces can have those tough conversations. Ranging from mental health, illness and financial hardship, our experts want to discuss how you can explore these topics in the workplace. Also featured will be Lifetime’s Commercial […]

Employees are looking to benefit from financial wellbeing

Employees are looking for help. Inaction is not an option anymore. It is estimated that companies are losing 9-13% of what is spent on payroll, through poor productivity and absenteeism amongst other things. Employers are already faced with quite a few strong headwinds, such as inflation, rising costs, the after-effects of Covid-19 and a challenging […]

Lifetime nominated for Customer Service in Yorkshire Choice Awards – and need your votes!

Lifetime are thrilled to have been nominated for the 2023 Yorkshire Choice Awards. Celebrating notable achievement in the white rose county, the nominations for the awards represent the most inspirational individuals, local organisations and aspiring entrepreneurs who have made a genuine impact. Lifetime has been nominated for the Customer Service Award, in recognition of our […]

Bank of England again raise interest rates while households continue to grapple with cost-of-living crisis

Just as oil and gas giant Shell announce record profits, and UK households continue to struggle amid the harsh reality of a historic cost-of-living crisis, the Bank of England (BOE) has raised interest rates for the 10th time in a row. The BOE also admits that the UK economy will ‘fall slightly’ in 2023 but […]

‘A very useful, high quality and accessible financial wellbeing service that everyone can benefit from’

Financial wellbeing is now recognised as the number one employee workplace benefit in the UK. Perhaps that’s not surprising, given the cost of living crisis and the soaring energy bills that has enveloped the country for the past 12 months or so. It is a crucial workplace offering to have, as employees are conceding that […]